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We have all your favourite authors on our three eBook and eAudioBook platforms BorrowBox, Epukapuka and Wheelers!

If you need help, visit our Technical Support page. 

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BorrowBox eBooks and eAudioBooks are particularly high quality with a great range of Australasian and international authors including Liane Moriarty, Kate Morton, Di Morrissey, Lee Child, James Patterson and David Baldacci. With BorrowBox, content is king and the selection of local and international bestselling titles expands constantly. 

Note: loan period 14 days (with optional 2 renewals).  Limit of 4 eBooks and 4 eAudio Books at one time.

Download the BorrowBox app:

Android PlayApple Store 




Epukapuka is a group of lower North Island libraries who joined together provide access to thousands of eBooks and eAudioBooks on the OverDrive platform.  With so many authors to chose from, you'll love exploring this library!  The best way to view titles is by the Libby app, however you can use Adobe Digital Editions on your PC or laptop, or use your Kindle Fire/Tablet.

Note: loan period 21 days.  Limit of 10 items at one time.

Download the Libby App (by Overdrive) for Epukapuka:

Android Play        Windows StoreApple Store



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Story Box Library

Welcome to Story Box Library, where you can have storytime anywhere!  Watch stories by local authors and illustrators read aloud by a range of fantastic, familiar storytellers. Continue the fun with matching activities.

Note - you will need your library card number to access Story Box Library.




Wheelers ePlatform is a New Zealand based platform with a wide range of eBooks and eAudioBooks, including local authors.  You will need to sign up to the Wheelers ePlatform site the first time you use it and log in each time you use the site. The best way to view titles is by the Wheelers ePlatform app. However, you can use Adobe Digital Editions on your PC or laptop, or use your Kindle Fire/Tablet.

Note: loan period 21 days.  Limit of 10 items at one time.

Download the Wheelers ePlatform app:

Android PlayApple StoreWindows Store



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